In twelfth night, olivia loves viola (cesario), viola loves the duke, and the duke is infatuated with olivia bring out the comedy, and the heartbreak and triumph of true love in these relationships. In the play, twelfth night, we can see that orsino's romantic infatuation for olivia leads to sentimental his own self-absorption we can see this by the quote, if music be the food of love, play on, /give me excess of it, that surfeiting, /he appetite may sicken and so die. Twelfth night is funny to a pre 21st century audience because they can see the love triangle between viola-orsino-olivia-cesario (viola) and because they know, that cesario is a woman but played by a man. Twelfth night summary provides a quick review of the play's plot including every important action in the play act i orsino, the duke of illyria reveals his great love for the rich countess olivia who we learn has decided to veil herself for seven years to honour her recently deceased brother's memory. Shakespeare's comedy twelfth night derives much of its hilarity from disguises causing same-sex love: the page cesario loving his master duke orsino, the duke's love olivia falling in love with a disguised viola, etc.
Perhaps cesario can win olivia's affections for orsino and bring him out of this state but, that becomes a hardship in itself as cesario falls in love with orsino. When cesario expresses love for orsino, olivia calls a priest to confirm that they are married while this is going on, antonio enters with the officers to tell orsino of cesario's treachery towards him. In twelfth night, shakespeare seems to promote the image of unrequited love throughout the play up until the resolution this image of love is manifested in the illustration of a love triangle, in which viola loves orsino, who loves olivia, who in turn loves viola/cesario thus completing the triangle.
Twelfth night essay in the play of twelfth night, william shakespeare shows us many themesone of them is about the nature of love he displays this with three types of love: love of self, using the character malvolio, unselfish love, using the character antonio, and unrequited love, using the character orsino. Viola is twelfth night's gender-bending heroine the survivor of a ship-wreck that separates her from her twin brother, viola washes up on shore in illyria, where she decides to cross-dress as a boy and take a job at duke orsino's court as the boy servant, cesario, viola quickly becomes orsino's. In twelfth night, unlike ovid's nymph, however, viola's 'echo' at these two moments turns the attention of the duke and countess towards her and so orsino and olivia begin to escape their self-involvement. Cesario arrives to woo olivia for the duke olivia says she cannot love the duke when cesario leaves, olivia confesses affection for cesario olivia then pretends that cesario gave her a ring from the duke and sends malvolio to run after cesario and return the ring.
12 ii,4,902 curio feste, the jester, my lord a fool that the lady olivia's father took much delight in he is about the house orsino seek him out, and play the tune the while. William shakespeare uses many examples of identity within twelfth night by using the characters viola, countess olivia and feste the fool conveying that we cannot hide who we are though twelfth night was written long ago, it relates to our present by how we hide behind other identities because of. She wonders if it means that olivia has fallen in love with cesario if such is the case, viola reflects, then events have indeed taken an ironic turn, because olivia has unknowingly fallen in. Viola is the protagonist of the play twelfth night, to express his love for olivia cesario continues to pass messages back and forth between the duke and olivia. There are four types of love in twelfth night: romantic love, friendly love, brotherly love, and self love shakespeare also portrays all of the aspects of love: love is painful, love is mad, love is foolish, and love is sincere.
Sebastian enters at this time and expresses his love for olivia, creating more confusion when all in company think there are two of cesario (or sebastian) cesario admits to being viola, sebastian's twin sister, clearing up all of the confusion. The characters in every shakespeare play, especially twelfth night are necessary to express shakespeare's own perspectives on love the reason love and laughter go together hand in hand is because love is a funny and fickle concept. Olivia expresses her love to sebastian that she has for cesario he is very confused and doesn't understand but he feels this sort of love at first sight feeling it might have been an anything goes feeling but whatever it was made him okay with the situation.
Olivia's also attracted to cesario's spirit and tongue, meaning she likes cesario's saucy demeanor and way with words (cesario turns out to be quite the love poet) we can see from this passage that olivia's desire for cesario does some pretty important work in twelfth night. That olivia is in love with cesario, who the audience knows to be viola, is an instance of dramatic irony that will cause mayhem throughout the play but, viola sees already how her disguise will cause problems also in her relationship with orsino, and will hinder her from expressing her true feelings for him. Viola, who spends much of shakespeare's twelfth night masquerading as the male character 'cesario' is the main character of twelfth night viola follows a turbulent romantic path over the course of twelfth night, expressing and representing selfless, forbidden, sibling and romantic love. Twelfth night further mocks the main characters' romantic ideas about love through the escapades of the servants malvolio's idiotic behavior, which he believes will win olivia's heart, serves to underline orsino's own only-slightly-less silly romantic ideas.